Dylann Crush's irresistibly charming contemporary Western series, Holiday, Texas, features the most celebratory town in the South.
Get to know more about the author of this charming small-town series!
How do you select the names of your characters?
My main characters always tell me their names. If I try to fight it, they don’t play fair so I usually give in. I get to have more fun with the secondary characters since they’re a bit more flexible and not quite as demanding.
What’s your favorite underappreciated novel?
One book I absolutely love is Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn. It’s a clever story about a teen who has to continue to communicate from the island she lives on when letters of the alphabet start to disappear.
What other genres do you enjoy reading?
I’ll read anything. I love all genres of romance from historical to paranormal to steam punk. I’m also in a book club and we’ve read non-fiction, literary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, classics, short stories and more. Reading across multiple genres lets me take the pieces I like and apply them to my own stories.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
This is the hardest question on the list. My go to is Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. But it depends on what’s available. If we’re talking DQ I’m getting a peanut butter cup Blizzard. If I’m trying to be healthy I’ll pick up a pint of Halo’s Salted Caramel. If I’m going all out then it’s Haagen Daaz Dulce de Leche. Now I’m hungry.
Would You Rather...
(*Choices noted in Purple)
Only be able to whisper or only be able to shout – shout, shout, let it all out!
Never eat candy again or never drink soda again – I could never give up my peanut butter M&Ms so goodbye Diet Coke
Be able to fly or talk to animals – my arms would get too tired if I tried to fly everywhere.
Be invisible or be able to read minds – although I’m sure either option would get me into plenty of trouble.
Have skin covered in purple feathers or covered in pink fur – Have you seen my book cover?
Be able to control the weather or be able to control time – Then I could make sure I picked the winning lottery numbers and would never miss a writing deadline.
Fill in the Blank...
My favorite cartoon character is Garfield. I speak sarcasm.
My favorite sport is whatever I’m watching my kids play.
If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life it would be fajitas.
I’m really good at—ugh, avoiding questions that make me say something I’m really good at.
If I could be a dinosaur I would be an Apatosaurus. I didn’t know how to answer this question so I took a quiz online. Evidently I’m playful and adventurous. Works for me!
The best super power would be the ability to time travel.
Early bird or night owl? Hoot Hoot
Winter or summer?
Spring or fall?
Checkers or chess?
Freckles or dimples?
Leather or denim?
Spicy!! or mild?
Sky dive or bungee jump?
Cowboys or aliens? Yee haw!